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The snake steals the herb that grants immortality. Unlike the snake in the Bible, the snake in Gilgamesh is ultimately good. Although Gilgamesh is robbed of eternal youth, the theft convinces him to give up his obsessive quest and he gets his sanity back. Gilgamesh can now return to Uruk a mentally stable and functioning man. In the Bible, the snake tempts Adam and Eve into disobeying God and hence causes the fall of man.